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Venture Capitalism

We Need to Stop Burning Our Furniture to Keep Warm

Jonathan Aberman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Aberman

Government investment in technology is caught up in the spider web of sequestration and budgetary posturing. It is essential that all of us communicate to our political leaders that we expect them to make intelligent decisions.

How to Engage a Venture Capitalist: Lessons From Our Dealflow

Andrew Tweed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Andrew Tweed

The ways in which an entrepreneur might best connect with venture capitalists has been covered by a number of other VCs across the web, but we thought it might be helpful for entrepreneurs to put this question into context by providing actual operating data regarding deal flow for our firm.

Cloning Successful Startups

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

It's a free market out there. People can do what they want. That's even more true globally. If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up.

Venture Capital -- A Word of Warning

David Richards | Posted 05.06.2012 | Small Business
David Richards

Venture capitalists are often viewed as the heroes of the entrepreneurial Wild West. Without their willingness to gamble on the future success of unproven companies and products, the world would surely be a much poorer and less innovative place. Right?

Beyond the Firewall: Israel vs. the Hackers

Erel Margalit | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Erel Margalit

Many of the tools to mitigate existing cyber-threats already exist -- they're just not implemented. Governments and private sectors throughout the free world need to join together, sharing information to confront these dangerous attacks. Let's do it now, before it's too late.

A Sundance for Startups

Maya Baratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maya Baratz

If you were to compare TechCrunch50 to anything related to Hollywood - a comparison folks in the tech industry love to hate - it's probably most like the Sundance Film Festival, circa anytime before this decade.

A Second(ary) Chance for Venture Capital

Auren Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Hoffman

Troubled venture capitalists need to rethink how long they invest in startups; many should fund early and then sell to a secondary firm after a few years.

Betting Big On Clean Energy

Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Buckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Venture capitalists have been pouring billions of dollars into "clean-energy" start-ups -- producers of solar panels, biodiesel fuel and even eco-frie...